West 100 yards to Jenkins Shelter.
Bridge over Hunting Camp Creek.
Large creek, footbridge.
AT crosses Suiter Road just outside the western border of the Hunting Camp Creek Wilderness.
Trail Boss Trail joins the AT.
AT nobo joins a dirt road.
AT nobo begins 0.7 mile roadwalk on US 52 and Va 612.
E 3.7 miles on US 52 to Bland, VA. Big Walker Motel, (276) 688-3331, is across from a convenience store and Dairy Queen.
AT nobo trailhead on VA 612.
East 0.3 miles to Helveys Mill Shelter, 0.5 to Helveys Mill Creek.
E 100 yards to Jenny Knob Shelter.
W 0.5 miles to Trent's Grocery, <https://www.facebook.com/TrentsGrocery/>, (276) 928-1349, accepts packages.
W 0.3 miles to swimming hole, campsite.
Cross a stream.
W to Lion Head Road.
S jct of Ribble Trail with AT.
Cross a tributary of Dismal Creek.
Cross Dismal Creek.
E 100 yards to Wapiti Shelter.
E a short distance to a view.
AT and Ribble Trail, north junction.
W 0.1 miles to parking area.
Sleeps 6, privy. Water source is a spring next to the shelter.
W 0.2 miles to a spring.
W 100 feet to rock outcrop.
This is the closest foot access to Pearisburg.
E 1.0 miles to Pearisburg, VA 24134. Post office open 9-4:30, Sa 10-12, closed Su, (540) 921-1100. The town has resupply options, restaurants and lodging.
AT enters the woods north of Pearisburg.
Sleeps 8, tenting, privy. Located at the edge of an open field. Water source is a spring 0.3 miles south on the AT.
Power lines, north end.
Just south of Symms Gap, the AT passes through open meadows.
Sugar Camp Farm Trail joins the AT.
AT joins the Allegheny Trail.
AT nobo enters Peter's Mtn Wildnerness.
Sleeps 6, tent sites, privy. Water source is Pine Swamp Branch.
Cross Pine Swamp Branch near its outlet in Stony Creek.
East 100 yards to a stream, the water source for Bailey Gap Shelter.
Sleeps 6, privy. Water source is south on the AT.
AT nobo enters Mountain Lake Wilderness.
Sleeps 6, privy. Water source is War Spur Branch, north of the shelter.
AT nobo leaves Mtn Lake Wilderness.
Hutchison Road, Va 632.
E 100' to Kelly Knob, 100 yards to a view.
E 100' to Laurel Creek Shelter.
Happy Hollow Creek runs through pastures.
Sinking Creek/Va 630.
W 0.3 miles to Sarver Hollow Shelter.
Sarver Fire Road connector joins the AT.
Sleeps 6, privy, camping. Water source is across the AT from the shelter.